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Fire Prevention Division

Codes Enforcement Section - Information

 

This Section enforces statewide adopted fire and building construction safety codes and standards to afford a reasonable degree of safety to life and property from fire and hazards incident to the design, construction, alteration, and repair of buildings or structures.

 

Section Administrators

 

Director - Christopher Bainbridge     615-741-7190 christopher.bainbridge@tn.gov               

Assistant Director - Al Hancock  615-741-7190  al.hancock@tn.gov

Fire Safety Manager - Fred Garbler 615-741-7190 fred.garbler@tn.gov

 

Property Maintenance: For property maintenance issues such as overgrown grass, please contact your

local codes department.

 

NEWS FROM THE SECTION

 

 

SECTION PROGRAMS

Plans Review - This Section reviews and approves design drawings for building construction statewide submitted by Tennessee registered architects and engineers.

Inspections - This Section, under authority of Tennessee Code Annotated 68-120-101 annually conducts fire safety inspection visits of new construction and certain existing structures. Inspections of the new construction items reviewed by the plans review staff are mandated by statute and rule.

Modular Building Act - This Section, under authority of Tennessee Code Annotated 68-126-301. We also have all of the downloadable forms online and links to Michie's Legal Resources.